When the weather is hot, you want something that can refresh your palate and promote hydration. This smoothie uses two incredibly hydrating ingredients, honeydew melon and cucumber. One cup of honeydew provides over five ounces of water, and cucumbers are made up of around 96% water. That is about the highest water content of any food. Plus, they are naturally rich in many vitamins and dietary fiber.
Apart from the water content, honeydew melon is a great source of vitamin C, with one cup providing one-third of the recommended daily intake. The immune system needs vitamin C to protect the body against viruses, bacteria, and pathogens. Vitamin C’s antioxidant activity also works to protect cells from free radical damage, which can increase the risk of chronic disease. Regular intake of vitamin C is necessary to support optimal immune function.
Cucumber and honeydew supply water, vitamins, and minerals, but they aren’t the only ingredients that bring impressive nutrition to the smoothie. Mint is wonderful for relieving upset stomach and indigestion. In fact, multiple studies confirm that food passes through the stomach quicker when people consume mint. Finally, the fresh lime juice provides more vitamin C and helps promote alkalinity in the body. We hope you enjoy this smoothie on a warm day, so that you can cool down.
- Prep Time:5m
- Total Time:5m
- 2 c honeydew, cubed
- 1 c English cucumber, chopped
- 12 mint leaves
- 2 limes, juiced
- 1 tsp. raw agave nectar
- Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. You can add more ice if you want the smoothie to be a little thicker.
- Pour into two large cups and enjoy immediately.